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What’s Next For Pets, Post-Pandemic?

By Nancy Frensley, Berkeley Humane Training Manager Earlier this year, national publications issued news reports that pets adopted during pandemic closures were being returned to shelters in large numbers as people returned to their jobs – despite no evidence to support these claims. Since the very idea that people would

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12 Plants That Are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. A beautiful houseplant or a blooming garden can brighten up any home, but before you pick up or plant something new, get familiar with 12 of the most common household and garden

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Munchie, From the Street to Our Hearts

Most cats born on the streets cannot learn to live with people once they are beyond kittenhood. Munchie however, was a different kind of feral cat. In April, a local rescue group noticed this scruffy cat who was approachable and curious about people. He was brought to Berkeley Humane where

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Vaccinations Explained

As part of our community resource programs, we launched Spay the Bay in 2016. In addition to affordable spay/neuter services to the public, Spay the Bay also offer a low-cost vaccine clinic four times a year. Click here for current dates and important information. Below are detailed description of common

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12 Spring Flowers That are Toxic to Pets

If you suspect your pet may have ingested a potentially toxic substance, call animal poison control at 888-426-4435 or contact your local veterinarian as soon as possible. Note: This is not a complete list and flowers can vary in color and size. Check here for a complete list of plants that are poisonous to cats and dogs.  

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How to Trim Your Cat’s Nails

Berkeley Humane’s Dr. Crystal Heath and her sidekick Austin the cat, demonstrate how to trim your cat’s nails and how to make it an enjoyable bonding experience for the both of you! Keep it positive! Make sure your kitty is comfortable with handling. If they are purring, then now is

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